And so it begins. While HTC hasn't announced anything specific for the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, it looks like the company is planning its own shindig roughly one month later. Earlier this morning press invitations were issued for a March 25th media event scheduled for both London and New York City.

htc invite

Since the event comes a year after the release of the HTC One and we're just about drowning in photo and spec leaks for its successor, there's little doubt that the upcoming event is for the "M8." In addition to a spec and software bump, the new model is expected to use dual rear cameras and virtual navigation buttons. Whether or not the company will also reveal the rumored "M8 Mini" is a little more murky, but if it's being co-developed with the flagship update, it surely can't be far behind. The leaked "Desire 8" might also get a mention, though that seems more likely to be shown off at MWC.

Of course there's been nothing official from HTC thus far on any of these products, and I wouldn't expect the company's PR team to issue more than fleeting glances right up until the event. We'll have our popcorn ready.

Source: Engadget

Michael Crider
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  • Leonard Wong

    I hope it will be a great successor for HTC One.
    But if they really did what the leaked photos show, moving to soft keys (which is awesome) but still have that large unnecessary bezel on the bottom. It will be a letdown!

    • Drayon

      I've heard that the large bezel below the screen might be because they use m7 panels for the prototypes of the m8. So there is still hope.

      • TY

        Definitely possible. Remember the prototype M7 leaked from AP last year?

    • master94

      The All new one is the name according to droid-life

  • TheUndertaker21

    NO DOUBT, it's for M8.

  • T. M.

    Really? A month after MWC? Why can't they have their stuff together by then? Yet another example of why HTC is a dying company.

    • AHWH

      Previous two times they tried to announce their new flagship before MWC, it didn't end well. The One X launched with a very buggy software and the One was delayed for most market well into April. I think it is better they get their shit together and announce it late but release it quickly to ensure the hype remains.

      • T. M.

        You'd think they'd learn after the last two years to have their shit together so they can release at MWC. I've already waited an extra 4 months to upgrade my phones to catch these new releases, waiting another month, probably two once it's released, is going to be a hard sell to my family with two shitty Rezounds that only received one update!

  • Matthew Fry

    Just curious... is anyone else pronouncing it in their head as the HTC Mate?

    • Roger Siegenthaler

      Jep, I am :D

  • AfrodanJ

    Probably a dumb question but can anyone go to these events or is only for the media??